On Sunday, the former members of The Doors have gathered at their late colleague’s grave to honor him 40 years after his death. The fans were there, as well, Associated Press reports.
The commemoration of 40 years after Jim Morrison’s death took place on Sunday, at his grave in Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The ex member of the band, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger have lit candles an placed them on the gave of The Doors vocalist.
The fans of the band were also present, paying a tribute to their favorite singer by bringing flowers and wearing T-shirts with the image of Jim Morrison and having written on them the text “40th anniversary”.
Morrison died at 27 years old, on July 3, 1971, in his bathtub, in Paris. The reason was heart attack. The rocker, who was also known by the nickname of “lizard king”, was known for his partying lifestyle.
On July 3rd, Morrison girlfriend, Pamela Courson found him dead in the bathtub. There was no autopsy performed on the body because the medical examiner found no evidence of a foul play. This led to controversies regarding the cause of his death. When later, Courson told Danny Sugerman that Morrison had died of a heroin overdose, she became the target of the critics, who were saying that she killed him or at least that she was to blame for his death. Three years later she died of a drug overdose as well. She was also 27 at the time of her death. Although she is not buried near Jim Morrison, as many speculated in 1974 ( her ashes are in Santa Ana, California ), her funeral plaque says “Pamela Susan Morrison”.
The members of the band said that two months before his death he started coughing blood. None of them were in Paris with him at that time.
The Doors had several hits: Light My Fire,” “People Are Strange,” “Break on Through (To the Other Side).” After Morrison’s death, the band continued performing and released three abums. In 1993 it was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.